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Most recent release, Foamy Lather (2008)
Mary Timony, Lisa Germano, Lisa Cerbone; Suzanne Vega meets Shannon Wright. Maybe a touch of Pram
Karry Walker is an inventive vocalist, musician, and songwriter. Her work is quirky and idiosyncratic. Definitely for someone looking for something a different but still melodic and catchy. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
See label website and Ultralash site for availability
Karry Walker—guitars, banjos, optigan, wurlitzer, piano, audion, moog, celeste, keyboards, vibes, vocals, percussion, programming
Paul Scriver—bass, additional programing on 1 track
Karry Walker's voice has a delicate quaver that's like Robin Holcomb's. It's nasal, with a mountain twang beauty, as sharp and refreshing as pine needles. Like Holcomb, her music refers to a mythic American past, steeped in folk traditions. Her bedroom folk combines bits of trip-hop and Appalachia, the samples and drum machines dueling with banjos and the creak of rocking chairs on the porch. Her lyrics are enigmatic puzzles, fragments of short story detail and corrosive imagery.
Highly recommended for fans of the unusual
Karry Walker—guitar, banjo, bass, piano, optiga, electric wurlitzer, aduion, casiotone, pump organ, toy accodion, harmonica, percussion, sampling, programming, vocals
One of those albums that just gets better and better the more you listen to it. Odd and wonderful. This is a touch more experimental and less folky than Ultralash. Still terrific, strange, poignant. (Neile)
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